There is an extra scene that previews the next movie in the Marvel Production world as the very end of the credits. The credits run about 6 or so minutes. This is what was in that scene..Click to see Spoiler:It was a shot of Thor's Hammer.
A little long because we went to the 9:30 show and got there at 9pm to make sure we got a good seat. The movie itself is 2hrs 14min so with 15 minutes of trailers plus the earlier seating we were there for 3 hours.
Most sequels suck. This one did not. Thanks to the staff at Marvel who know a lot about story continuation. I felt it was a little slow paced and could have been shorter, I was feeling a bit bored, ( I don't like sitting in a theater for 45 minutes before a movie even starts). The story picks up right after the last one ended. We see the consequences of Tony's having an artificial heart and using untested technology. I like how Shield and the Avenger Initiative is woven into the story. Very nice touch with Captain America's shield. Really got mad that our government would just steal an invention from a citizen. Then there was that piece with Bill O'Reilly calling Pepper a pinhead. Does he really say such nasty stuff about people? If so he is a donkey's behind.
Overall well crafted movie. Didn't move me or excite me as much as the first.
Still am looking forward to more films from Marvel as they know how to do the Superhero genre well.